Nordisk Film & TV Fond intends to be flexible where possible.
Supported cultural events that now are cancelled, will keep their support on the basis of final budget reports.
Films whose Nordic theatrical distribution the Fund has financed, will not lose their support, even if the distribution changes to online only.
Production shares will not be reclaimed if the distribution changes within our application guidelines.
In all cases the Fund needs to be updated on eventual changes. Contact the relevant Senior Advisor or the Project Manager if you have any questions.
There are no specific application dates or deadlines to apply for funding from Nordisk Film & TV Fond. You can submit your application at any time, but in accordance with our Guidelines.
The applicant must be a production company which is residing in one of the five Nordic Countries, another EU/EEA member state or Switzerland, and must have documented experience in audiovisual production.
The production company/applicant must have established a business premise or equivalent in one of the five Nordic countries under applicable law. Further the applicant must meet the other conditions in our Guidelines article 2.1.
In case of feature film or TV-film/drama series; a complete application must be submitted before principal photography starts. For documentary-applications exceptions can be made. Contact the relevant Senior Advisor before you apply if you are in doubt.
Our normal processing time for applications is 5-6 weeks. The processing time starts when the application is approved for evaluation by The Fund. Extra processing time must be excepted for applications approved less than 6 weeks before the Fund's summer holiday in July, or shortly before Christmas and Easter. Log in to see the status for your project.
As of January 1st 2021, film sequels and returning seasons of drama series are no longer eligible for production support.
The Fund does not contribute to the funding of a project that has been pre-sold for distribution in one or more Nordic countries to a media company/streaming service that is not one of the Other Financing Partners of the Fund. Exceptions can be made for projects where the media company/streaming service and Other Financing Partner(s) of the Fund share distribution rights. The rights must then be shared in all the Nordic countries where the media company/streaming service has pre-bought distribution rights.
For further information please see our Guidelines article 1.3 and 2.1.
National base funding is defined as funding provided by sources in the main producerʼs home country, e.g. national film institutes / funds, regional film funds, the Fundʼs TV Partners and distributors
Yes, that is possible. Remember to register with the exact same VAT number to gain access to the applications registered previously.
Unfortunately not. You can only work on one application at the time in the application system. Once an application has been submitted, you can start on the next.
Your application is saved automatically when you go to the next or previous Step, or choose a link in the main menu at the top of the page within the application system.
To open a saved application log in and click “Open” under ”Send new application or continue a saved application”. Important; Do not choose category before clicking “Open”.
All attachments must be one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, . xls, .xlsx, .txt, .pdf or .rtf. Other formats are not accepted. Name the file in accordance with its content. The title shouldn’t be too long, or contain signs like: ‘, “, &, #, ¨, (, ), / etc. Replace blanc space with _.
The size of a file must not exceed 20mB. When you have reached the max limit of attachments for a field the Upload-button will disappear. If this happens, please contact the relevant Senior Advisor or the Project Manager.
The same problem can occur if you are working on an older version of your browser. If this is the case, we recommend that you update to the newest version of your browser and try again. We suggest you use Safari or Internet Explorer.
After clicking "Submit", you’ll receive an auto message confirming that your application is delivered. When the we have looked through and registered your application, you'll receive another auto message confirming this. It is not possible to update an application until it has been registered by the Fund.
As soon as your application has been registered by the Fund it’s possible to update it. Make sure your attachments meet our requirements, (see FAQ - "My attachments won't upload Why?"). Log in and then:
Remember to save and submit when you are done; go to another Step or click a link in the main menu at the top of the page in the application system to save, then submit on the last step.
Note: You may upload new attachments and add names, but not delete anything. The text and date fields are not editable, so please e-mail the relevant Senior Advisor or the Project Manager, any changes so we can do them for you.
Productions that have received funding shall credit the Fund. From the opening and/or closing credits, and other information material, it shall be evident that the film/series has been produced with the support of Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Crediting shall be approved by the Fund (contact the relevant Senior Advisor) and shall appear on equal terms with the main national financier. Our logo is available for download here.
Do not translate our company name, it should always be written: Nordisk Film & TV Fond
First the contract must be signed by both parties. If you haven't received a contract, contact the relevant Senior Advisor/Project Manager.
When an instalment is ready to be invoiced, a message will automatically be sent to your e-mail and appear on the Start-page when you log in. In order for the Fund to make the payment you need to upload the documentation stated in your contract. To do so choose “Upload” by each message and upload the required documentation.
The limit is one document per message. If you have more than one document to upload under the same message, please merge them into one file. We won't accept any documentation sent by e-mail or post (except BD and DVDs).
A refusal is the Fund's final decision. A project previously rejected by the Fund cannot be re-submitted.
Since 2013 the Fund only initiates Strategic Development initiatives, for more info see our Guidelinesarticle 1.1.
Unfortunately not. Only Nordic distributors of non-national Nordic films can apply for distribution support. For further information please see our Guidelines under General Conditions 3.2 and Specific Conditions, 9 Funding for Film Distribution.